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foodandthefeels

The best gift a client could ever give me is being in ED recovery- these stickers are pretty awesome too. 😜 It’s always bittersweet to see clients leave our center but I always get excited for them to continue their journey in recovery! #WhatWouldAmreenDo

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robynlandis

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nyfoodnfit

Which would you rather pay for: 👉🏻prescription drugs Or 👉🏻a weight loss or exercise program Yes, some of us will need prescription drugs regardless. The truth still stands however, that doing exercise and maintaining a healthy weight is your best defense against development of chronic disease. I do not promote exercise out of vanity. I promote it out of my passion for health of body and mind. The prescription drugs will not teach you how to eat better or how to love yourself. There is only one way. No shortcuts. You might think I don’t know what it’s like to need medicine. I do. I was on prescription drugs from age 2-20. My battle was mainly mental. I decided to say no more and make my own decisions. You are the only one that can make decisions for you. Take your power back. Do not hand it to the medical industry, just because you can’t find the time to exercise or the money to spend on it. You can. 💪😀 I am not scolding, but empowering you. I have felt extremely low at times in my life, and I have always decided to get back up! I will support you in doing just that! 😄 #encouragement #fitnessmotivation #joyfulmovement #getup #strong #accountability

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thewellful

Taking downward dog (not so) seriously with this yoga buddy 🐶 sending joyful movement, warm weather vibes and lots of laughs to ya for a happy start to the weekend! #thewellful #joyfulmovement

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bravebodylove

"WomenFitness Magazine recently put out its "20 Best Health and Fitness Influencers of 2018". Do you notice anything they have in common? I'll tell you what I see: white, young, thin, traditionally able-bodied/not disabled, cisgender female, signifiers of wealth (clothing, setting of photo), hyperflexible/fit, visible "abs", "good" hair and teeth. . When we think of wellness, and what wellness looks like, it's her, isn't it? I like to call her “Yoga Barbie." . Now, there's nothing wrong with Yoga Barbie. She deserves to exist in the body she's in and move through the world getting the same respect, dignity, and care that all human beings deserve. . But, when you do not look like Yoga Barbie-when you are someone who's in a black or brown body, a fat body, a disabled body, a poor body-and you grow up with this as literally the ONLY representation of what wellness looks like, you start to understand some things: . - I'm not well. - I don't think I can ever be well. - I have to change if I want to be well. - Wellness is for people like her, not for me. - Spaces for wellness (yoga studios, massage tables, exercise classes, gyms, juice bars, meditation classes) are not for me. - My body is wrong because it doesn't look like this. . These are messages that we are conditioned to believe by systems of oppression. The truth is: Wellness is our birthright. It's going to look different to each of us. A professional athlete's wellness is different from someone in chronic pain, or someone in advanced age, but we ALL deserve to pursue what wellness means to us. We should have the support and the tools and the practices to pursue wellness in whatever way we see fit, and to whatever degree we are interested in pursuing it. . Wellness is not just for thin white women. We must seek out people who look like us, move like us, have similar bodies to us, represent us. Wellness belongs to you and me. . Tag your favorite nontraditional wellness role model below so others can follow them. Let’s reclaim wellness for ourselves on our terms." via @amberkarnesofficial #bravebodylove

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munchingandmoving

I would say it a thousand times a day if I could ~ Recovery Is Worth It‼️ This time for me it is recovery from HA .. Today I went to the gym and worked out for the first time in 6 MONTHS. It was the first time in 6 months that I exerted my body outside of walking and yoga 💪🏻 // I stuck to the prescribed workout which ended up being 20 minutes total. Of course I was riding the high of being there and wanted to do more BUT I knew I had to be careful. Fortunately, I truly felt satisfied with what I did.😁 // A year ago I would have never imagined I would be in the place that I am now ~ I’m so thankful I made it here ❤️ . . #hypothalamicamenorrhea #joyfulmovement #dietculture #wellnessjourney #bodypositive #antidiet #haes #selfcare #mentalhealth #foodfreedom #foodie #lifeupdate #runner #triathlete #hypothalamicamenorrhearecovery #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit

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syds_healthscoops

Friday moood 👏🏻 whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope you allow yourself freedom from fear and preoccupation around food and your body. I hope you free up your brain space for the good stuff. Because ultimately, there are lots of things within our control, and plenty that are out of our control, including our body size. Maybe self care for you this weekend looks like mindful movement and spending time with people, or it means taking all the time for yourself and lots of rest. Take what you need 💗 credit to the amazing @jennifer_rollin

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hannahrdn

Fixed it. You are so much more than your body. Hyperfocusing on your body size and the pursuit of attaining the “perfect body” steals your life, steals your joy, and leaves you feeling unfulfilled. It is not your ‘job’ to get *an ass*. If you like to exercise, Hey-I’m happy for you. I’m happy you’ve found something you enjoy. But when the intention becomes to change your body, it becomes harmful very quickly. And being unkind to yourself never made anyone feel better. I hope you have a great friday!

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fehmidariax

Thanks for your hospitality @imtiaz9676 delicious sandwiches and strong coffee#enjoythelittlethings #positivevibes #doingbigthings #small #space#joyfulmovement #instagram 💕🙏

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solsticeclinic_trainingcenter

It’s Jess again! #instagramtakeover @pilatesstrong.movementforlife Happy Feel Good Friday! Movement during pregnancy can feel much different as the body changes. I like to figure out how we can make it more joyful and less fearful. Her baby stays low in her pelvis most of the time. We believe he has found a comfy spot there and he doesn’t want to move. So, we start each session with this slight inversion to relieve the downward pressure and her overworked back. We start out on the ball, move up to the straps and end with feet turned out on the trapeze. We do lots of deep breathing in each position. She tells me it feels so good for her to open up her back and articulate her spine. Baby moves like crazy and we laugh. 👶🏼 It’s such a special time to experience this joy through the combination of movement and pregnancy.💪🏼🧡 Other benefits: • Reverses the flow of blood, helping you to renew energy and improve concentration • Strengths the posterior (backside) chain • Stimulates the lymphatic system which plays a key part in removing toxins and keeping the immune system healthy. • Calms the nervous system creating feelings of balance and calm Disclaimer: She had an established inversion practice before pregnancy and she knows her limits.💪🏼 #listentothebody #joyfulmovement #prenatalpilates #atlantapilates #pilatesstrong #movementforlife #igtakeover #cadilac #breathingexercises #spinalarticulation #posteriorchain

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lizardlopez

What is your exercise “sweet spot?” Meaning what is the time frame that you feel all the rush of endorphins, you feel energized, your mood shifts, and you just feel good? ••••• For me a 40-60 minute run makes me feel I just got all the benefits and gives me my energy boost to conquer my day! 😁 ••••• Enjoy your movement! If it’s causing extreme pain, feeling like you are struggling to fit it in, feeling like a chore, or your just struggling with it—Find your “sweet spot” Maybe it’s just a 10-15 min walk outside vs struggling to get to the gym. Or it’s doing some yoga at home vs a exercise class. ••••• Listen to your body, be kind to it, be flexible.

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wholehearteddietitian

Looking forward to a weekend filled with lots of cuddles with this #corgbabe, some reading, a caramel apple, and a few cool walks. • #selfcare #wellbeing #antidiet #haes #intuitiveeating #weekend #weekendvibes #joyfulmovement #fall #corgi #dog #dogsofinstagram #wholeheartedliving #wholehearteddietitian #wholeheartednutrition

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nyfoodnfit

Celebrate life! It’s Friday😊😀😎 Be happy for where you’re at, even if you haven’t reached your “goal” yet. I think the best goal you can have is to accept yourself right now. You can do it. 😊💪You are worth it! Exercise won’t make you worth more! Remember that. #knowyourworth #womenempowerment #fitnessmotivation #friyay #selfacceptance #joyfulmovement #accountability #yoga #exercise

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kristy_pisani

Let’s not underestimate the power of slow, controlled and STRONG 💪🏽! : : For years I made no room for slow, attentive and mindful movement. I thought it was a waste of my time. Slow didn’t equate to optimal calorie burning and probably wouldn’t shrink my body! : : I got injured 4 years ago and was literally forced to STOP & slow down. My adrenal glands and nervous system were a mess. I’m still working on regulating this constantly! : : Is there still space in your movement diet for fast? YES of course (Especially if you are being chased by a predator 😉). But be sure to make space for slow and strong too:) : : Interesting in practicing yoga and movement with me online for a very affordable price? DM me and we can chat! 💜🙏🏼

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trainfitnesspros

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mels.page

Feeling all the #joyfulmovement vibes on my interval walk/run this morning. I felt like knocking it up a notch today so I added some running intervals in to my walk. I was part way through when I started to notice the thoughts in my head, “fuck this feels so good! I feel so alive and energised! My body is amazing!” I felt so happy and free I almost danced in the street. The journey away from dieting and rigid exercise can feel like a long one but then you’ll have a moment like this and it feels like a real milestone, gone was the negative/punishment/calorie related thoughts that used to swim round and round when I worked out. I felt like I was treating myself and my body not punishing it. Instead of obsessing with how I looked or would look I was focusing on how good my muscles felt, how good it felt to have my breath rushing in and out and how good all those lovely endorphins felt coursing through my body. It felt so good to listen to my body, and give it what it needed. Throw out your diet mags, sack the trainer that tells you no pain, no gain, unfollow all those fitspo accounts. Your body knows what it needs. Some days you’ll want to move, other days you’ll want to rest, some days you’ll want to smash it like a crazy workout ninja🤸‍♀️ If you listen it will tell you, it takes time to reconnect with your body but you can do it, don’t give up. It’s worth it my friends✌️😘 #melspage #movement #fuckfitspo #fitmum #nourishtoflourish #nourishnotpunish #fitchick #running #workout #balancednotclean #ihaveembraced #intuitivemovement #intuitiveeatingjourney #effyourbeautystandards #exercise

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psykhe.love

Crunches may not be a joyful exercise for many, but it has always been for me. 💙 What one may find joyful, another might not. Some people find yoga to be therapeutic, while it makes other's more irritable. Some people really enjoy their treadmill or elliptical, while for some, that seems too boring and robotic. Then some people's form of joyful exercise can consist of roller blading, swimming, or tennis. 🎳 There are a million ways to move that can make you forget that you are exercising. For this type of movement coaching and training, check out Holistic Personal Training Level 2. 🏃‍♀️ For a lot of us, daily task are huge exercises. Holistic Personal Training Level 1 offers a more accessible approach to fitness. More accessibility doesn't mean we can't make it joyful. 😉 All Training sessions are centered around self love, body positivity, and HAES friendly. 💚 Bookings available at PsykheLoveYoga.com/shop 💛 Short cut in the bio 💜 #crunches #personaltraining #fitnessforall #accessibility #spoonie #chronicillness #joyfulmovement #bodypositivefitness #holistic #exercises #calle13 #moveyourbody #healthyself #painmanagement #meditative #haes #selflove #selfcare #coreworkout #workoutathome

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itsjennaj

I always seem to struggle with my body image the most while I’m on vacation. It’s like 👙+ 🍹🍹- 🏋🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️💃🏻=🤯😩🤷🏻‍♀️Over the years I’ve discovered some easy hacks to stay in a good head space when negative thoughts start to creep in. One of them is that I’m not allowed to look at any pics until after I get home—especially not the bikini ones. Wanna know 7 more ways to feel better in your body NOW even if you’re not going on vacation anytime soon? Download my free playbook. Link in profile. #bopo #restday #joyfulmovement #activerecovery #bodyposi #takeupspace #girlswholift #girlsgonestrong #icoachwomen #strongwomenlifteachotherup #fit2point0 #fit2point0pro #haes #boringselfcare #nasmcpt #bodyimage #bodyneutrality #edrecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bodypositivefitness #strongfirst #overtraining #exerciseaddict #mobilitytraining #intuitivemovement #haes #healthateverysize #stopshouldingonyourself #intuitiveeating #hawaiianvacation

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theintuitivept

#Repost @marcird with @get_repost ・・・ I have heard people say that they feel judged by the non-diet community. I have seen my clients look sheepish when “confessing” that they still have wishes for weight loss. I am not not judging you for wanting to lose weight. And most folks in body acceptance circles aren’t either. In fact I feel completely empathetic towards these wishes. The desire for weight loss is as natural as wanting professional success, financial achievement, unconditional love. There is such a constant drum beat of pressure for weight loss, no matter your size. Your wishes to lose weight do not make you a bad feminist or a bad person. There is a meaningful difference between how you feel on the inside (which is always valid) and how I support the pursuit of health. The reasons I don’t align myself with the pursuit of weight loss is because the data is so damn clear - well over 90% of the time it harms more than it helps. The mountains of research and lived experience of my clients show that attempts at weight loss most likely lead to weight cycling, more weight gain, poor mental health and a mind that is preoccupied and obsessed. As a practitioner, my ethics just can’t abide such severe and harmful side effects. But that in no way means that when I post messages about body acceptance, self-love, and moving away from the dieting mindset that I am judging your wish to be smaller. As a clinician I want to hear ALL about that wish while offering a little ray of hope that there is another way. . . . Thank you @marcird for saying so eloquently what many of us in the non-diet community are feeling. When you do the research and work with people every day that have been harmed by “diet culture” you can never go backwards, we can just keep moving forward trying to offer a more compassionate alternative to those who are willing to put their health first and make peace with food and their bodies. 💗Fi

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emek_early_childhood

We love our new playground!! #joyfulmovement #smilingfaces #funinthesun

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gracefully_rd2b

In the words of Kid President, there’s a lot that the kids need to know. This week and next week, I’m teaching elementary school students about nutrition during their PE classes. Kids and teens are so curious and always learning, and they are really strongly influenced by the messages they hear from the adults in their life about food, body image, and all that good stuff. It is SO important to make sure we are not teaching kids to diet. There’s so much I have to say about this topic, but these are just a few of the ideas that I hope to leave this kiddos with by the end of next week (and they’re good ones for us to hear as adults too).

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chelseyzimmerli

When we decide to quit dieting, we kinda get lost. Dieting is kinda like a part of our identity. Now what are we supposed to do? What's our behavior supposed to look like? What's going to happen? It's uncharted territory for us. And it's scary. But, ya wanna know what? This life is just like dieting, minus the craziness of it all. You still eat nourishing foods. You still get your health. You can still have goals like weight loss and building muscle. You're just not feeling guilty after you eat something that is “unhealthy”. You're just not getting stressed and obsessed about food. You're just not counting, weighing, measuring, or tracking. You're just not restricting what you can and can't eat. And it's honestly, the best. PC: Braunshausen Photography . . . . . #moveyourbodyeveryday #likehowyoumove #movementismedicine #joyfulmovement #healthylifestylemovement #balancedlifestyle #selfcaretime #beingbetter #strengthisbeautiful #loveyourselfmore #neverdeprived #healthylifestylemovement #moveyourbody #bodyawareness #healthylifestyles #healthybodyandmind #healthylifechanges #healthybalance #healthybalancedlife #bodyrespect #nurtureyourbody #listentoyourbody #bodyappreciation #bodyacceptance #healthychoicesmatter #habitsofhealth #loveyourbody #nevertoolatetostart #takecareofyourbody #livingmybestlife

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munchingandmoving

PLEASE please please READ THIS ⬆️ Think about it, let it sink in. You never know who is listening to you, who you are influencing, who’s future you are changing when you speak negatively (arguably, positively too) about your own food choices and body and other’s food choices and body ❤️ . . #hypothalamicamenorrhea #joyfulmovement #dietculture #wellnessjourney #bodypositive #antidiet #haes #intuitiveeating #intuitivemovement #mentalhealth #truth #foodfreedom #recoveryispossible #foodie #selfcare #runner #wellnessjourney #wellnesswithoutobsession

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isudiningrd

It's a gorgeous day outside! Don't forget to slow down and take a deep breath when walking on campus and enjoy the fall weather! 🍁🍂 #isudiningrd #mindfulmoments #joyfulmovement

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journeyupkate

borrowing this 📸 from my personal account: take a break and ride. or walk. or stretch. or dance. it doesn’t matter what you do, just give your mind space to think and your body room to move. . . . #journeyup #wellnesswarrior #momlife #workingmom #joyfulmovement #benicetoyourbody #balance #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #edrecovery #momsonamission #equestrianlife #getoutside #takeabreak #igkansascity #horsemom

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abiteofeverything_rd

Repost from @spillingthebeans_nutrition 🔄 . . Exercise and movement is a wonderful thing! Everyone has their reasons for their movement and the activities they choose to do. However, feeling like you HAVE to exercise to “make up”, “enjoy a certain food” or “allow yourself to go out” should never be reasons for exercise❌ . . Personally, it was my unhealthy relationship with exercise that alerted me to my disordered habits in the past. I was telling myself I HAD to workout first to go out with my friends or I HAD to workout after having a “bad” food. If it didn’t my guilt would go through the roof 😰 . . It was when I found myself walking to a party alone because I HAD to workout first did I realize I had an unhealthy relationship with exercise 🏃🏼‍♀️ . . After focusing on my true intentions and choosing to do the movements and exercises I actually enjoy. I found my mentality switched from HAVING to workout to GETTING to workout 👍🏼 . . Getting this mentality is not easy and may even require you to take a break from exercise or movement for a bit. That’s not a bad thing at all! It’s you choosing self care, to help yourself ❤️ . . Think about your intentions with your movements. What if they didn’t change your appearance at all, would you still do them?? 🤔 . . Go from a “HAVE TO” to a “GET TO” mentality and enjoy your joyful movement 🙌🏼 . . #bodypositive #eatingdisorderrecovery #nondiet #dietitians #bodypositivemovement #selfcare #joyfulmovement #exercise #nutrition #fitness #fit #fitnessjourney #nondietdietitian #haes #healthateverysize #dietitian #selflove #intentions #abiteofeverything #abiteofeverythingrd #spillingthebeans #gym #fitspo #mentality #loveyourself #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery

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yeahgirlnutrition

...and The Greatest Showman soundtrack 😜 This post is for anyone who feels like they don’t “fit in” at their gym. In my case, I workout at a military base that has a 99% male population in the weight room 🏋️‍♂️ While I’m grateful to see resistance training becoming more and more popular among women, I still have my moments where I feel intimidated and slightly out of place when I step into the gym 😳 My instincts tell me that I need to be a tougher, harder version of myself not only to blend in, but to also gain respect 💪 The one major problem I have with this? It stops me from having FUN!! And in my opinion, life is too short to not enjoy your workouts 🤸‍♀️ Reminding myself today that 1. No one at the gym gives a hoot about what you’re doing (because they’re probably focused on their own insecurities, as well) and 2. Real respect is gained through hard work, humility, and kindness 🙌 What’s one thing you’ve learned from your workouts?

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nyfoodnfit

Sharing some of my favorite things: YOGA & WEIGHTS🤸🏻‍♀️ I love combining the fluidity and alignment awareness of yoga with the muscle strengthening and burn of weight training! Would you like to ignite a love for exercise too? Exercise with me👇🏼 💋💪LadiesExerciseAccountabilityGroup💋💪 Pick from a variety of programs and get started working out with us. This week has been really fun seeing the women participating in a burpee challenge!😀💪 What are you waiting for? Send me a message to join! #joyfulmovement #fitnessmotivation #yoga #weights #encouragement #strong #femalefitness #challenge #joinme #mandukayoga #nyfoodnfit #ilovenyfoodnfit

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spillingthebeans_nutrition

When I lived my life with a diet mentality, I felt like I HAD to go to the gym or run! 🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️ A lot of times that made exercise feel like a punishment. During more disordered portions of my life, I also used exercise as a compensatory behavior because I had “eaten badly.” 🤦‍♀️ . . Fast forward a few years and my views on movement have changed tremendously. 💕 I don’t move my body because I HAVE to, I do it because I GET to! Sometimes I forget what a privilege it is to move my body in the first place. There are many people out there who don’t have that privilege—whether that is due to access to safe places, their bodies’ abilities, etc. . . Evaluate how you currently view movement. Do you have a disordered relationship with it? Or are you and movement dear friends? 👯‍♀️ . . . . #movement #exercise #orthorexia #spillingthebeans #joyfulmovement

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contentessuk

Yes it’s a video of a tree...But listen...it’s not raining...the frost is melting off the tree. In 42 years I have never noticed this EVER! Why? I was so consumed in my anxiousness of not being physically and therefore mentally good enough that I have literally sleep walked through half of my life looking inwards at all that was “wrong” with me. Blaming myself for my failure to be thin enough, beautiful enough, good enough. I have been lucky to have my eyes opened to the lies of diet culture by intuitive eating and body positivity. I have spent time caring for myself through mindful practice and I have quite literally fallen awake. Colours are brighter, the world is more alive and living is a truly rich tapestry of experience both joyful and challenging. It is so hard to break through the fog of diet culture but when you do it is beautiful. We are all good enough as we are right now, nothing about us needs to change to increase our value. #bodypositivity #selfacceptance #mindfulness #bopo #joyfulmovement #intuitiveeating #allbodiesaregoodbodies #effyourbeautystandards #bopowarrior #healthateverysize

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hannahrdn

A bowl of not boring oatmeal for your viewing pleasure this morning. Back in my disordered eating days, I would measure out *exactly* the amount of oatmeal I thought I *should* be allowed to have, made it with water, put some really lame *low calorie* protein powder and/or powdered “peanut butter” (side tangent-I feel like it should be called peanut bullshit, its nothing LIKE peanut butter) and acted like it tasted *good*. When one: it was not satisfying. two: the reason I was eating it was because it felt ‘safe’ (aka my body wouldn’t change/I wouldn’t gain weight) and three: these were deemed *healthy foods* and I was morally good for eating this way(so so far from the truth! Food has no moral value). Eating in that way where food choices/obsessions consumed my life was hell. . . This dreamy bowl of oatmeal consists of oats made with 2% milk with a whole banana swirled in, a glob of peanut butter, protein powder that tastes good(diet culture doesn’t get to own protein powder! I like the taste and it keep me full longer because, protein), and a mini pumpkin muffin crumbled up on top. Oh, and some nuts for texture 😃 You deserve to eat foods that are satisfying and pleasurable. Your body can handle carbs, it can handle sugar, it can handle fats, it can handle ALL THE THINGS and it very much needs ALL THE THINGS. . . To be quite transparent, I didn’t finish this bowl of oatmeal this morning because I stopped eating when I was full and satisfied (intuitive eating). Other days, I would finish the bowl. Neither is good nor bad, it’s just a matter of knowing what your body wants and needs in the moment. When you let go of the idea that eating certain foods has moral value, and you move towards respecting your body’s natural size-it makes eating more pleasurable and less stressful. . If you are struggling with food and this feels really scary, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!! Diet culture is so insidious. Give yourself COMPASSION and GRACE, seek professional help and support- you too deserve food freedom

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fuelingcompassion

So I’m not positive why most of you follow me, but I’m going to start sharing some fitness tips along with my typical journal style entries, let me know If you like! Something I see regularly in the gym, is way too many people spending hours on cardio machines and not stepping into the weight training area. I realize that could be due to a range of factors from fear and lack of knowledge/experience BUT I also know that a majority of individuals also think that every workout must be intense, sweaty and leave them feeling exhausted. NEWS FLASH intensity isn’t everything! In fact if you constantly work out at high intensities ( or only do cardio) & don’t eat enough you are sending a signal to your body to hold on to fat, break down muscle tissue & train for endurance. For most people this is the opposite of what you want! Instead learn to lift weights. Strength training builds muscle, more muscle = faster metabolism, faster metabolism = more fat burn and stronger bones. I meet & see so many individuals struggling to see results & it’s often a combination of under eating & over doing cardio. Now I’m an advocate for #bodyliberation too so I don’t tell you this to encourage weight loss, but i do think it’s important to know the facts & if you are going to exercise with a specific goal in mind then do some research and make the most of your time! I want you to feel empowered from moving your body, not constantly frustrated because you “think” you should be running because some popular magazine says it’s the best way to “tone” your body when you hate running. Find something you love to do, if it’s running great! But don’t expect to grow a butt or have defined shoulders. I’ll stop now! But more of nuggets of knowledge to come!

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caitlinearleofficial

I’ve seen this “Anne of Green Gables” quote floating around a lot, but you guys, I just can’t resist and I am alllllllll about nonresistance🙃: . “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November.”👒🍁 . . . . 📸: @alexisthegreek . . . . #anneofgreengablesquote #lifewithoutoctober #favoritetimeofyear #autumn2018🍁 #wakefieldnh #nhcabinlife #lifeistoogoodtobetrue #joyfulmovement

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kristac_07

Allergies are not my favorite, but barre3 is. Also, love this shirt & these leggings. 😁😁😁 And shout-out to all my natural sistas wrapping up our hair so we can still sweat it out. We do what we do! 👑👑👑 . . . . . . . . #naturalista #chemicalfree #hope #psalms #keepshowingup #keepingitKrista #queens #melaninmagic #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #joyfulmovement #barre3online

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moxiemind

Oh hey... I know this lady! 😉 ⠀ ⠀ I am incredibly honored and excited to announce that I am now listed nationally as a Body Positive Fitness Trainer! Go check out the new online map and fitness finder to find a trainer in your area that is committed to inclusivity and acceptance of all body types, regardless of size, gender identity, or athletic ability. And be sure to follow @superfithero for more info! 💕

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kristy_pisani

So this incredible human is coming to Whitby in January 2019! : : As many of you know @kathrynbruniyoung, creator of the Mindful Strength Practice, has been a major influence and inspiration to my practice and creative teachings for a long time now. : : Not only does my body feel better physically from her philosophy around yoga & Movement, the practice has also encouraged me to connect to my body in a way that promotes healthy body image and a sense of overall presence & well being. : : Whether you are a yoga teacher looking to expand your practice, a movement educator and/or fitness instructor, I highly recommend you check this weekend out!! : : The link is in my bio for deets and sign up! See you there!

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rebelcyclestudio

What is it about health and fitness that makes people so willing to subject themselves to guilt and shame? Some would say we are in the midst of a cultural shift where I surely read countless proclaimations from women in particular about taking their lives back, being bold, and finding their voices. _ So I am here to tell you that you can do the same when it comes to food and movement. You can ditch dieting and instead develop a healthy relationship with all food. You can accept that exercise is most effective and you are more likely to adhere to its programming when you ENJOY it - not when it moves the scale. Because the scale might move at first, but it will stop moving - and when it does, will you love yourself more? If you do, why? If you don’t, what are you chasing? _ We are heading into the holiday season when fitness models masquerading as trainers will ask you to “get ahead of holiday pounds.” They won’t ask you to fall in love with moving your body. They’ll ask you to pay for your own shame. They’ll ask you to use your guilt as motivation. _ Will you do it?

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thewellful

Morning from a dog walk! One of the fun parts of being here is that this little guy needs to be walked and let to run around a few times a day. And since we’re not in the city (he’s used to living in NYC) that means walking along the road and into a huge open park/ocean lookout. It definitely breaks up the day and is one of my favorite ways to get some sun and air...not that that’s much of an issue recently ☀️ • If you read this week’s newsletter it talked about @outdoorvoices being one of our new favorite athletic brands because they emphasize the JOY of movement - whatever that looks like for you in any given day. (Not sponsored just a fan 🤸🏼‍♀️) Hope everyone has a sunny start to the day ✨ #thewellful #wearewellful #doingthings #joyfulmovement

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trainfitnesspros

Don’t believe everything you see on Instagram 🙅🏼‍♀️

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contentessuk

Fitness is about fitness not fatness. Move your body however you like at any size and physical health is the likely outcome. I say likely because for some ill-health is a reality regardless of being thin or fat and no one should be made to feel less because of that. Reconnect with your body and move in a way you enjoy, be that the gym, swimming, dancing, skating or everyday fitness (walking for practical reasons/taking the stairs etc). Say no to #fitspo, choose your activity and love the body you are in because it is amazing 💕 (Picture from peacequarters.com) #saynotodietculture #bodypositivity #selfacceptance #bodypositive #healthateverysize #joyfulmovement #notofitspo #bopo #bopowarrior #antidietriotclub #antidietproject

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candicesanchez_coach

When would we ever decide to choose wellness over weight loss?

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robynlandis

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kathosbern.fitrd

This face says: “I’m dead but glad to be here.” After a long day filled with classes and clients, I left with my glass full of happiness after working with some awesome people but have an empty gas tank... Hey! Busy is a good thing 😊🤪 • It’s been a minute since I touched on Intuitive Eating and wanted to note a personal success I had today - my day started at 6am and ended tonight at 6:30pm. Typically I’m running place to place and forget to eat until I’m starving. I actually took a step back today and pre-planned a mid-afternoon snack which was a game changer. Might seem silly but it was what I needed today. I struggle with procrastination which trickles into lots of areas of life including my eating habits... what can I say? I’m a work in progress 🤷🏼‍♀️ • Part of Intuitive Eating is eating when hungry and stopping when full, but there is also such thing as “preventative eating.” Meaning planning to eat when you may not be particularly hungry knowing you’re not going to have flexibility to follow hunger signals during the day. This ensures you don’t set yourself up to starve and overeat in response. • What do (or did) you find difficult to concur as it relates your body and hunger? Planning snacks? Heading into meals starving? Feelings of guilt surrounding food choices? I’ve definitely fallen into all of these categories at times but believe it’s important to trust our bodies and treat ourselves with kindness. • My next goal falls into the “intuitive movement” category: ensuring I don’t neglect my own workouts! More on that another day. Happy hump day friends! Friday is right around the corner 😅🙌🏼 • • • #pilates #pilatesinstructor #fitnessinstructor #fitness #classicalpilates #intuitiveeating #smallwins #enjoymovement #lovewhatyoudo #loveyourworkout #lovemyjob #bodyrespect #kcfitness #dietitian #sportsnutrition #kcdietitian #intuitivemovement #joyfulmovement #haes

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hcdcbarnes

SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING . This is one of the best things I do for myself (and for my family for that matter.) It's empowering not only to learn how to defend myself, but how to avoid/get out of a situation before a fight even begins. The scenario-based training allows me to learn how to react, learn the smartest, most effective way to move, why you step a certain direction, etc. . I'm ready for more. Signed myself up for the intensive tomorrow night, Thurs, Oct 18. Starts at 6pm. Join me. (Register online. Link in bio.) #revgym #deepwater #selfdefense #empower . Thanks for the pictures @suburban_sheena!

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soul_lifter

Movement has been challenging lately, I’m in the midst of a pain flair that makes it really hard to exercise. Today I took Ellie for a walk, and did a few @thefitnessmarshall dances. There was a time in my life where movement was punishment, it’s refreshing to find a different way. #joyfulmovement #celebrateyourbody #dancefitness #gentlemovement #spoonie

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phoenixtransformem

Even though my nature walk was cold AF and I had to wear 3 layers and gloves, the joy and smile the evening sky gave me was more than worth it. (Remind me in January that I thought 40s were cold AF) #gratitude #joy #sunsets #naturelovers #takeawalk #takeahike #connectwithnature #connectwithyourself #natureismedicine #gratitudeismedicine #forestbathing #gratitudeattitude #joyfulmovement #mindbodysoul #movethatbody #transformation #transform #thelittlethings #PhoenixTransform #timetorise

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realnutritionpeace

I've been finding it difficult to see life in color lately. It's just been one of those times where a lot has happened and a lot has changed in a very short amount of time, and I'm being forced to re-evaluate. In the meantime, I'm just a little lost, a little confused, a little sad, and trying to keep my head above the water. • The last time this happened was about this time last year. I think those memories are affecting me to some degree, on top of what is actually going on now. I didn't know how to process negative emotions at all then, and if I'm honest, sometimes I'm still not very good at it. But it's not then. And I don't have to have everything figured out now. • So I'm making myself a little promise. This is a very colorful picture taken by my friend on a lovely day I had over the summer. In order to help myself see a little more color and focus on the good, I'm going to start posting one thing I'm grateful for on my stories every day. I'm reminding myself that this is just temporary, that it's okay to feel like this, and that there's still color in the world. I'm gonna find it ❤

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angelabj1poet

🙋🏽‍♀️ Hey Y’all! Are you ready to experience yoga? 🧘🏾‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏼‍♂️ I’m over singing 🎤 🎶 “Meet me at The MIC It’s goin’ down!” LOL! 😃 Come check us out! ・・・ Community Movement & Meditation • Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm! Hosted by @dontshootpdx and @solaschool at @micwoodlawn #yoga #accessibleyoga #move #movement #breathing #calm #movementandmeditation #energizing #relaxing #meditate #incommunity #pocteachers #meditation #joyfulmovement

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itsjennaj

Was in a bit of a funk today then I got inspired listening to an interview with @brenebrown on @marieforleo ‘s podcast. She was talking about her new book, being a brave leader, and how you can start a difficult conversation with someone by using the words “The story I’m telling myself is...” It got me thinking about why I was in a salty mood. I was telling myself all kinds of BS. That one person I emailed didn’t respond because she doesn’t actually like me. That the girl giggling in my yoga class was somehow laughing at me. I’m not even gonna say some of the other things I was thinking because as I go to type them I know they are ridiculous. I don’t even wanna speak that nonsense into being. My whole life my mom used to tell me “The world does not revolve around Jenna.” Reminding myself that people’s actions are most often not about me. That I’m doing a good job. What crap stories do you tell yourself? How can you rewrite them today? Or approach a challenging situation by reframing it as a story? Share! #ownyourstory #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bopo #bodypositiveyoga #bodypositivefitness #joyfulmovement #icoachwomen #bodyneutrality #bodyconfidence #strongwomenlifteachotherup #girlsgonestrong #bodyliberation #bodyposi #fit2point0 #fit2point0pro #antidiet #eatthefood #edrecovery #newfitspo #girlswholift #womensupportwomen #growthmindset #letyourselfgrow #bravespace #brave #whatsyourstory #anxietywarrior #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser

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carolynviggh

Pt.2 of “shame is a really bad motivator” • So, if shame is such a poor way to get ourselves to do healthy things, what’s the alternative? What can we use to motivate ourselves and each other to eat well, exercise, and otherwise take good care of our bodies if we’re not using our deepest fears and insecurities (yes, I meant to sound that harsh). • It’s pretty simple really: we listen to our bodies, honor our needs, seek our answers to our questions in *good quality* health and nutrition science, and shift our focus from how we LOOK to how we FEEL - from how we PERFORM HEALTH to how we actually care for our bodies and minds. • The problem with this approach is that it is more complicated and isn’t supported by the current fitness culture. Because it doesn’t deliver fast, visually measurable results or fulfill the diet culture promise that weight loss/looking “fit” will lead to happiness, this body positive approach is generally considered to be unattractive to consumers, and thus unhelpful to fitness companies who’s main goal is to make money off of consumers. • But I don’t think that’s true. I think we as a society are hungry for a way to move our bodies (a basic human need) that is empowering, individualized, and inclusive. I believe that we would all have more success, feel better, be healthier, and have more positive fitness experiences if we were allowed to be motivated by something other than shame. • Here’s the thing. Your body CRAVES movement. It is a primal urge and when it isn’t met we just don’t feel as good physically or mentally. In today’s world of desk jobs and Netflix and long distance drives, exercise (planned movement) is a great way to meet this need. But if exercise is tied up in shame, the purpose is mostly defeated. • Motivate yourself to exercise by focusing on why it feels good, the value it brings, how enjoyable it is, and how much you are WORTHY of these good feelings, value, and enjoyment. 💕 • • • #joyfulmovement #bodypositivefitness #bodyacceptance #moveyourbody #movementismedicine #selfcare #positivemotivation #affirmations #healthyhabits

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therdnutritionist

as the authors of intuitive eating put it, when you don't have enough energy, exercise isn't fun. yesterday, i posted in my stories some thoughts around needing adequate rest and adequate fuel in order to feel energized and strong during movement. i got a few questions about this, so let's talk. • • it's not new that carbohydrates are vilified in diet culture, but the great irony is that proper nutrition encourages that carbohydrates make up the bulk of a person's energy needs. the body prefers to use glucose as an energy source, so it’s important to give your body what it needs - grains, starchy veggies, beans, dairy, fruit, etc. sweets count too. diet culture encourages people to reconsider eating carbohydrates, or worry about amounts if they do, all while encouraging people to move their bodies more. what?! the result is self criticism for a lack of willpower, possible decline in muscle mass, injury, a troubled relationship to food, and resentment toward exercise. • • an underfueled, undercarbed body is a body that has to work harder than it wants to. especially if that body is being forced to exercise - it's a recipe for stress and fatigue. there are many layers to a troubled relationship with exercise or movement, but having inadequate carbohydrate for fuel is something i hear often. if lingering dietary rules are causing you to feel concerned about carbs, it's worth talking with a non-diet RD who can help you tease out what's going on. this is true even if you have a certain condition. • • how have carbs helped you fuel your body and your movement? • • • • #rd2be #foodfreedom #intuitiveeating #selfcare #nondiet #allfoodsfit #bodykindness #haes #orthorexia #sportsnutrition #exercise #joyfulmovement #rdchat #carbscarbscarbs #restdaybrags #healthateverysize

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nyfoodnfit

I am always calm and collected. NOT! My mind is wild. I am working on establishing more consistency in my exercise routine, meal planning and self care. I have been reminded lately that it has taken me years to learn better habits. Change takes time. Don’t stop because it’s hard. Trust me, I’m in the same boat. Lately, listening to the people that care about me has been incredibly helpful. We all need support. What’s cool, is that if we support each other, we can all reach our goals, even if they aren’t the same goals! I have a fun women’s exercise accountability group that I am sure you would love and grow in! We are currently doing a fun challenge called Holiday Hustle! Message me to join. 😀 #fitnessmotivation #accountability #together #nocompetition #encouragement #exercisemotivation #nochill #joyfulmovement #wednesday

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angelabj1poet

We’ve Got Balls 🏀 ⚽️ 🏀 & we’re using them Honey Chile with AquaPower AquaFun!💦😃 MmHmm . . Today’s class teamed up to play catch and/or to try to throw the ball over the banner. If you miss the ball? No problem. Just make some joyful moves to go and get the ball. So. Much. Fun. 😁 . . In my classes I can promise you that I will not engage (or allow) any diet or weight talk. Nope. We’re here to have fun while rewarding our bodies with movement and community. . . Join me at Knott Street aka Dishman Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:15 - 11:10 a.m. . . I have some FREE passes if you’d like to try my class out. Just say YES! below and we’ll make arrangements for you to get your pass. . . #angelabjaquafun #aquapower #aquafun #joyfulmovement #aqua #upinthesewaves #inthesewaves #pool #poolfun #haes #healthateverysize #bodytrustprovider #bodytrust #joyfulmoves #bodypositive #fatpositive

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themovementpark

Thank you everyone who came out to our grand opening on Saturday! Classes are officially started! Find out schedule with the link in our bio. ☝️

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carolynviggh

This is a big part of why I believe body positive fitness is so important. And it’s what I talked about in my Live video yesterday. • If you missed it, here’s the gist: • Shame is at the center of the most popular tactics used in the fitness industry to market and motivate. And all of this bleeds into our own minds and the way we think about fitness. • We have been made to believe that we should feel ashamed of our bodies, ashamed of our laziness, and ashamed of the ways in which we don’t live up to the fit ideal. • But shame is actually a REALLY BAD motivator. Sure, a fiery hot moment of body shame may make you feel motivated to make change, by that change hardy lasts. If you get a gym membership and do your first workout because you are feeling intense shame about your body and what it says about you as a person, you will continue to associate gym-going with feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. Do you really want to keep doing something that just reminds you of how badly you feel about yourself? No! And neither does anyone else. There’s a reason the majority of paid gym memberships go unused. Plus, studies on body shaming have shown that it actually drives people to engage in less healthy behaviors, not the other way around. • Not only is shame an ineffective motivation tactic, it’s also just straight up bad for our health. Experiencing shame is a STRESSFUL event, and it is extremely well established that unresolved and chronic stress is really bad for us. • The STRESS of constantly feeling ashamed about our bodies, even if it drives us to eat a vegetable or work out a couple of times, is really just triggering or exacerbating stress-related health problems (which is most of them, btw). And of course, I can’t forget to stress that stress is bad for mental health - which deserves just as much attention as physical health! • So, even if shame DID work as a way to motivate ourselves to do healthy things like eat vegetables and exercise, if those behaviors are underwritten by stress, are they really doing that much good for our health? You’d be hard pressed to tell me that they are. • Pt. 2 coming later today! (This turned into a long one)

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ellenadventuresinyoga

I'm leading two Body Positive events this weekend. Saturday @burningspiritsyoga Body Celebration Rooted, a yoga practice were we give ourselves the time and space to explore how poses work in our bodies. Sunday the weather is going to be perfect for seeing two, yes two waterfalls on the @fatgirlshiking Latourell Falls hike. I know showing up is hard, I hated joining group activities for years. But come out and see what it's like to be apart of a community that based in the belief that all bodies are worthy. . . #bodytrustisabirthright #thebodyisnotanapology #radicalselflove #bodyliberation #yogaforeveryone #yogaforall #cobraloungepdx #fatyogi #propsareforpros #yogaeverydamnday #hiking #optoutside #joyfulmovement #hikingforall #yogapdx

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shockyardfitness

Super-mega-ultra high-fives, for when you need a dose of cardio and encouragement. . Seriously though, 15s of the fastest high-fives you can manage and you'll be like, who needs a treadmill? Haha. . Best of luck to @anchorpoint7 on her big test today! . #highfives #WorkoutBuddies #ShockYardDerbyParty #shenanigans #ShockYardFitness #JoyfulMovement #TotesEmpowered #fit2point0 #AllBodiesAreGoodBodies #BodyPositive . @hallandscrotes

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kristy_pisani

THIS JUST IN!!! Starting January 2019 I’m going to be offering one on one Body Acceptance Sessions!!! : : What this entails is me simply sharing & facilitating tools/techniques, information & education/resources, personal yoga/ movement & mindfulness sessions themed around healthy body image and self worth. I’m not here to tell how to live your life and give you right or wrong answers. I’m here to share knowledge & information in a way that empowers YOU to work toward bodily acceptance and feeling good in the body you’re in now. : : The more I speak & educate others and have conversations around all things body image, the more I’m learning that a lot of people struggle in silence and want to keep things private. I TOTALLY get it and that’s why I’m opening this service up to you. : : Understand that this is NOT therapy or a substitute for therapy and to please seek professional assistance if necessary. : : Head over to the link in bio for more deets and please DM if you are interested in connecting one on one:) I CANNOT wait to get started with you!💜🙏🏼 Mad photo love to @lush_photography_alisha 🙌🏽!

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iamglitterandgrit

I am so excited to announce that I am now a sponsored coach with @superfithero! I take working with brands seriously and only want to work with brands that I personally believe in and whose products that I actually like. ••• @superfithero is a truly body positive brand with inclusive sizing and advertising. Not only that, but they just launched their brand new Body Positive Fitness Finder (superfithero.com/bodypositive), which includes yours truly. ••• Now anyone can find a body positive coach or community near them. Simply search by location and/or activity. All trainers in the directory are committed to inclusivity and acceptance of all body types regardless of size, gender identity, or athletic ability. Check out @superfithero for more info! ••• I’ll have a full review of their leggings coming soon as well as a discount code to share if you want to try them for yourself. In the meantime, I’m so grateful for this opportunity to work with a brand that is actually aligned with the work I’m doing. 💪🏼

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savortheflavorkitchen

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kristy_pisani

I move because I accept my body and not because I want to change it! : : Sometimes I push myself, sometimes I go slow. My goal in life is to help people use the gift of yoga and movement to appreciate their bodies & feel good overall; pain free, mobile, flexible, strong, functional, confident, capable, etc. : : What do you love about Movement and your how it makes your body feel? 👇🏼

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karyn.friedman

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trainfitnesspros

REASON TO EXERCISE #2 It makes you feel more confident! 🏋️‍♀️⛹️‍♀️🤸‍♂️

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jessicamackaynutrition

~ JOYFUL MOVEMENT ~ . . . Thank you @intuitive.dietician.kosher for this image. This resonated with me today. In the past, I exercised no matter what. I believed the messages of ‘no excuses’ and ‘you need to earn your dessert.’ However, since learning the science of the body, movement and the mind, I have realised this is false. Yes, consistency is a great to reach your goals but missing out on a workout because your body is screaming at you to rest is not worth it. If you are missing out on social events to fit in that ‘extra workout’, obsessing about number on the scale/how many calories you burned or exercising through injuries - it might be time to adjust your goals and find out what you really want. . . . With my clients who are struggling with this, we usually find deep beliefs and fear around acceptance, love and connection. If you feel your exercise is too much, it might be time to ask yourself - why? Am I gaining anything from exercising this way? Do I enjoy my exercise? What am I afraid of by having a rest day? . . Here is your permission to have rest days ✨ Your body will thank you for allowing it time to recover 💜 . . . 50 % off Nutrition Consultations. Real nutrition, evidence based, mindful movement, with a dash of psychology ✨💫 Contact me on jessicamackaynutrition@gmail.com . . . #centralcoastnutritionist #mindfulmovement #intuitivemovement

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totalbalance_hf

Want to work on your balance while improving core, hip flexor and hamstring strength? Single leg deadlifts are great to add into your program. If you don’t feel super confident on one foot start without a weight to ensure that your hips are stable (not leaning to one side… I’m still working on this post op). Gradually you can build this up to a loaded movement with a kettlebell/dumbbell/whatever you have lying around. . You might have to start holding onto a wall to start with to build your confidence but once that feels easier try without holding on. As you get better you will be able to move further through the movement with more stability. . This can be frustrating to start with after some practice it is a great exercise to master! #totalbalancehf #personaltrainer #joyfulmovement #exercise #fitness #healthylifestyle #movementstudio

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nowimfinallyclean

I’m enjoying being back into active training for martial arts. 🥋 now that I am able to fuel my body with the energy it needs before and after investing time in my confidence and my physical abilities, I can regularly train without feeling too exhausted and worn out. The last time I tried to train a couple years ago, I was trying to actively restrict while demanding a lot of physical exertion from my body and the combination did not go well. I was so tired that I couldn’t do much at all and had to give it up. Recovery has given me the ability to resume learning to kick butt physically despite looking like an easy target. I love the feeling of that power so much. I’m also learning to be more patient with myself instead of always trying to just do things right immediately. #edrecovery #perksofrecovery #joyfulmovement #dowhatyoulove #martialarts #dontmesswithme #ihavemissedthis #strength #recoverystrong

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itsjennaj

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emek_early_childhood

So #exciting! One of our two playgrounds is #openforbusiness and our kiddos can’t get enough! #funinthesun #newandimproved #grossmotordevelopment #earlychildhood #joyfulmovement

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shelley_mccarten

This stuff works people! • Want to learn how to optimise your breathing, alignment, spinal mobility and core engagement for better core and pelvic floor function? • Do you have prolapse, incontinence, diastasis recti, back pain, hip pain, or do you just own a body that wants to learn how to move with more ease and exercise smarter? My RYC™ classes are suitable for all adult humans. • Last two courses for 2018 are open for booking. Link in bio on Instagram or visit www.shelleymccarten.com/onlineshop to secure your spot. #restoreyourcore #ryc #regainfunction #movewell #joyfulmovement #prolapse #yogawellington #incontinence #exercisesmarter #postnatal #diastasisrecti #moveasyouwishtogoon #learnaboutyourbody #knowledgeispower

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munchingandmoving

👋🏻 Just hopping on here to say that ... I’M PUMPED!!!‼️I just bought @kerstenkimura ‘s ‘Get Strong Again’ program and I’m going to start WORKING OUT AGAIN 💪🏻 This program was designed specifically for people who have recovered from HA 🙋🏼‍♀️, are recovering from an injury or just haven’t worked out in awhile. - I’ve had 3 recovery periods 🎉 but I was still scared to start working out because I didn’t know where to start that would guarantee I wouldn’t lose my period again. Finding this program was such a relief!! 😅 I’m planning on starting this weekend And I’m ready to document, yet another part of, my journey... . . #hypothalamicamenorrhea #joyfulmovement #dietculture #wellnessjourney #bodypositive #intuitiveeating #intuitivemovement #lifeupdate #antidiet #haes #runner #triathlete #selfcare #mentalhealth #hormonehealth #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit

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natvanpt

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me "I wish I liked working out." . Shocking truth: I don't always feel like working out. 😱 I don't even love or like it some days. . I do love challenging and pushing myself. I love accomplishing something I didn't think I could. I love that for one hour my biggest stress is bumper plate math and the fact that I lost count of my reps (again). I love the feeling of being DONE with a workout. I love that I can lift my kids with ease still & that I can run and wrestle with them. Right now my movement of choice is lifting and BJJ (when I can get out of the house that is 🤪) and the positives greatly out weigh any of the negatives. Find yourself an "exercise" that isn't a punishment, an exercise that has more positives than negatives. & If you're not sure what type of exercise that is for you- try new things and maybe put on some rainbow leggings because you can't be sad wearing rainbow leggings 😏 #fitfam #personaltrainer #rainbowbrite #grrrlarmy #joyfulmovement #tuesdaythoughts #mywhy #dowhatmakeayouhappy #messygaragegym #fitmom #momlife #thickthighssavelives #thickthighsmatter #legbody

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intuitive.dietitian.kosher

What motivates you to exercise?🏋️‍♀️ . . “Get sculpted!” “Shrink your waistline” “no pain, no gain” “Torch calories & melt fat away”➡️ so often exercise is discussed in the context of calories, weight, body size/shape, & being “good”. Its meant to motivate but in reality its anything but. I mean - why would anyone be motivated by “pain”? We aren’t wired to want to do things that are uncomfortable + it feels monumentally worse when you do put in the “work” & don’t get the same results as the sculpted cover girl. . . If the goal is about reaching a skirt size & isn't enjoyed, it'll be hard to sustain. It isn’t a value or part of your self care. It’s a means to an end & is often a reflection of your diet history & relationship with food: on a diet = exercising. Blew the diet = stops exercising😩. . . You may find you'r'gung ho' about your new exercise routine with the same enthusiasm as the first diet day - but just like the diet, the novelty fades. And when the alarm clock goes off at 6am you press snooze & roll over😴 because it’s no longer a good enough motivator. . . To make exercise part of your life long term you need to find a bigger WHY. Whether you lose weight or not - staying physically active will positively impact your life! It’s not a “waste of effort” if you don’t lose weight. Exercise, regardless of weight change: . . ▶improves mood + mental focus ▶️manages stress ▶️Increases bone density ▶️helps stabilize blood sugar levels ▶️strengthens muscles + maintains metabolism ▶️improves blood pressure ▶️improves overall quality of life, etc. . . Also, research shows engaging in behavior you enjoy makes you more likely to continue that behavior. Find movement that makes you feel good. If you enjoy high intensity - great! But if you don't, know you don't need to sweat buckets to gain the benefits. Try out new things! For example: . . 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️Go for a walk with a friend 👩dance with your kids 💃take a dance class 🏊‍go swimming 🙏🏻 try yoga . . There are many ways to just get moving! And if you don't enjoy exercise, find physical activity you can at least tolerate & make it about self-care. . . What forms of exercise do you enjoy?

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mind.body.psych

Still processing the connections, insight, and power from this weekend. Loved it so much! • Also... Reminder that we can’t talk about self-love/body positivity/YOGA without talking about social justice! More on this to come... • • • #recovery #haes #mindful #anxiety #depression #therapy #mindfulness #bodyacceptance #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #healthateverysize #bodylove #eatingdisorder #fatacceptance #mentalhealth #yoga #selflove #selfcare #fatpositivity #antidiet #wecandohardthings #youarenotalone #mentalhealthawareness #psychology #riotsnotdiets #fatlove #fatgirlscan #losehatenotweight #joyfulmovement

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beyoubefreecoogee

We love squats in our sessions, but we always make them super fun! One of our favourite squat tracks is to the Beach Boys "I Get Around". You can do this workout anywhere! Play the song “I Get Around” and during the chorus squat up and down (in time to the music if you can) and during the verses hold a static squat! Its fun and quick, gets your heart rate up and makes you smile! Here are 5 benefits of squats that you might not know. 💖 Improves circulation 💖Increases flexibility 💖Improves posture 💖Builds healthy bones and joints 💖Increases functionality in day to day tasks such as sitting, lifting or picking things off the floor. Not squatted before? Here is mini-guide. 👉 Start with your feet shoulder width apart, toes facing forwards 👉Tighten your core, bend your knees, Place all your weight in the heels and sit back (like you would in a chair) 👉Keep your head upright and chest forward, watch that the knees don’t go beyond your toes.

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shockyardfitness

🎉 Introducing the new Body Positive Fitness Finder from @superfithero (superfithero.com/bodypositive) 🎉 So pumped to ba a part of this!!! Now anyone can find a body positive fitness trainer or community near them. Simply search by location and/or activity. All trainers in the directory are committed to inclusivity and acceptance of all body types regardless of size, gender identity or athletic ability. . Find body positive fitness activities near you with the new Superfit Hero Body Positive Fitness Finder. Follow @superfithero for more information! #superfithero #bodypositive #bodypositivefitness #plusfit #bopo #bopofit #newfitspo #effyourbeautystandards #fitnessforall #fit2point0 #ShockYardFitness #JoyfulMovement #AllBodiesAreGoodBodies #WakeUpBeAwesome #BodyPositiveFitnessAlliance #derby

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thekowalityclan

Just choreographed my first drumsticks routine to the song ‘Joy’ by For king and country. This worshipful movement has me longing for the next exercise. It’s not a drag like soooooooooooooo many programs I’ve tried before where I’d keep pushing it off, and then eventually quit. . With lyrics like ‘the time has come to make a choice, and I choose JOY!’, how can you not want to pound it out!? So fun! . Am I a hot mess in the learning? Yes! Will I be a perfect instructor? Nope! But am I being obedient anyway? Heck ya! . Heading to Arizona in 3 weeks for training retreat to wrap up the course, and I’d love for you to join me in this messy, humble journey to inner healing and wellness when I get back. I will not let fear talk me out of it this time! There’s way too much good to pass around! . . #ichoosejoy #drumstricks #workout #exercise #wellness #fitnessteachergospelpreacher #revwelltrain #getonboard #joyfulmovement #gettingcomfortablewithbeinguncomfortable #forhisglory #obedient #learnsomethingnew #fitness #sweaty #messyhairdontcare

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juliahollenbergrdn

After a 3 year hiatus, I’m returning to Om Culture Greenlake to teach starting THIS Wednesday (tomorrow) at 5:45!! I look forward to rejoining my original Seattle yoga home. See you on the mat for a dynamic and mindful practice! #practice #selfawareness #seattleyoga #joyfulmovement #youcandohardthings #greenlakeyoga #strongwoman #findyourcenter #mindfulness #mindfulliving

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robynlandis

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iamglitterandgrit

Last week I had to say farewell for now to my Beyoncé-listening, pitbull-loving, hilarious client, Ariel. Ariel has been working with me for the last 16 months on improving her relationship with exercise, food, and her body. ••• I asked her to share with me some ways she has changed from when we first started working together to now, and here is what she told me: 🧘🏽‍♀️"I always thought that healthy living was about willpower. That if I just tried hard enough I'd be healthy. While I definitely don't think I've mastered this (yet!), I'm learning to listen to my body instead of outside noise when it comes to nourishing myself." 🔥"For the first time I think in my entire life, I'm not constantly consumed with ways to restrict myself. The thought of weight loss crosses my mind and while I'm not entirely comfortable in my skin, I don't actively hate my body anymore. I'm becoming more and more confident in myself, and I care less and less about other people's opinions of me." 🏋🏻‍♀️I'm more confident in my exercising abilities and I no longer feel the need to punish myself with exercise. It's become something that I incorporate into my self-care toolkit because it helps me, not because it's something I need to do in order to pay back a calorie debt." 💪🏼"I proudly take up space. I refuse to shrink myself or be embarrassed for the space I occupy. I'm proud of how strong I am and who I am as a person, and I won't let arbitrary beauty standards take that away from me. I now acknowledge that I deserve space in the world, too, no matter my size." ••• Ariel has been a joy to coach and I am sad to see her go, but I am also fully confident that she will thrive with or without me. And while my heart breaks whenever a client moves on, I'm always looking to add new people to the Glitter & Grit coaching squad. 🦄 ••• If you're hoping to make some of the same shifts in your life that Ariel has, you can fill out the contact form on my website to get the process started. Either go to the link in my bio (@iamglitterandgrit) and navigate to the Contact page of my website, or type this url into your browser: www.glitterandgrit.com/contact/. ❤️

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armsbyamyhenry

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syds_healthscoops

I’ve shared this before and I’m sharing it again because I love it. Health is far too complex to be reduced to an antiquated chart. I read an op-ed recently by an RD saying that to be “non-diet” means being anti weight loss. That simply isn’t true. Being anti diet means finding attunement in eating, and putting weight loss on the back burner in order to reach a more internalized relationship with eating (rather than relying on external food rules). This does not imply anti weight loss or throwing nutrition out the window. It means weight is simply not the focus nor the marker of health. Intuitive eating may lead to weight loss OR weight gain, depending on your individual set point and where you are now in your relationship with food and movement (more complex than the point I am trying to make now). All that to say, you are not wrong for wanting to lose weight. I do not judge you for wanting to change your body. But you CAN work on being the best, healthiest and happiest version of yourself without obsessing over your weight/size. Society has ingrained into us that we are not good enough until we’ve reached a certain thin ideal. I challenge you to reject that. How can you support your personal values and health today in a way that is not based on a number? 💗 PC: @theintuitive_rd

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mindbodysoulnutr

I used to be a BIG quitter... 🙇🏽‍♀️ — Karate was the first activity I tried, but quit because I was too nervous to fight in front of people. — Gymnastics came after. I remember loving it so much, but to move into the next level you had to be able to do a back flip... I couldn’t do it, so I quit. 🤸🏽‍♀️ — I tried art for a little bit. Took classes, but thought I wasn’t good, so I quit. 🎨 — I didn’t try another activity until high school... Dance! 💃 (It was actually mainly ballet, modern, jazz, but thats the only relevant emoji 😂) — Not gonna lie, I totally quit dance my Jr. year of high school, but I regret it & went back my Senior year. — I have gotten caught up with comparing myself to others, being in my head about how I’m not as good as that other person, & just not believing in my own capabilities that I missed out on opportunities. — During college I found a love for yoga and have practiced on my own off & on, but have not given it up since. — Find ways to move your body that makes you happy! 😊 Try & grow with it! 🌱 Challenge yourself and try new activities! It is never too late 🤗 — #mindfulness #mindfulmovement #doyourthing #challenegeyouself #joyfulmovement #mindbodysoulnutr #mindful #spirituality #innerpeace #mindfulliving #selfcare #namaste #zen #beherenow

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shockyardfitness

@superfithero testimonial time, an ode to my new shorts. . Not one waist band adjustment at the gym today!!!!. Type in "SHOCKYARD" to get your 15% discount. . #SuperfitHero #IthacaYMCA #SupportSmallBusiness #rollerderby #DerbyOwned #zumba #dance #AreWeHumansOrAreWeDancers #ShockYardFitness #JoyfulMovement

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kristy_pisani

Standing hip flexion with overhead passes! : : This is an example of a compound exercise (meaning two things happening at once) From my Yoga Strong class (you could easily put this into any yoga class using a block instead). Great for ankle and hip stability and trust me the shoulder burn is real! : : Building physical strength has the incredible ability to not only give us confidence but also mental focus & resilience! : : Want to try a FREE online Yoga Strong class??? DM me and I’ll send it you. 💪🏽💜

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